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I know I already teased you with these pictures and never posted the full recipe here. Instead of completely forgetting about them, I’m going to make it up to you with a few more pictures and the full recipe.

Happy hump day to you! Let’s make pancakes.

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You guys know how I feel about breakfast. It’s one of the top 5 loves of my life, up there with family, friends, chambray shirts, and good music. It’s my favorite meal and, if I had my way, I’d eat breakfast foods all day, every day.

I wish every morning felt like Saturday morning. Waking up slower, piddling around the house in pajamas and messy hair to grind coffee, fry bacon, and drop pancake batter in a sizzling hot pan. Is anything better than that?

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These oatmeal pancakes have quickly become our favorite – but this batch is definitely the best yet. Soaking the oats overnight in the buttermilk makes the pancakes tender and sweetens them up just a little.

I think the walnut oil added a super rich depth to the batter, but if you can’t find it, just make sure you toast your walnuts before adding them in. That will give you that roasty-warm flavor that balances out the sweet berries and maple glaze.

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Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Glaze

Makes: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries
  • ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp walnut oil (or canola, if you can’t find walnut oil)

Directions:

  1. Pour the oats into a medium bowl and stir together with the buttermilk. Let this sit for at least 1 hour or overnight, if you can, to let the oats soften in the buttermilk.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and egg whites for 2 minutes until they are light and a little frothy.
  3. Add the milk, vanilla, sugar, and molasses to the eggs and mix together for a minute.
  4. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the egg mixture.
  5. Pour the oat and buttermilk mix into the egg and flour mix and gently stir.
  6. Dump the blueberries and walnuts into the batter and fold them in gently, so you don’t burst any berries.
  7. Stir in the oil.
  8. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Scoop 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake and cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until they’re golden brown.
  10. Serve warm with butter and vanilla maple glaze.

Vanilla Maple Glaze

Makes:  about 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Splash of milk

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the maple syrup and powdered sugar together.
  2. Stir in the vanilla bean paste and a splash of milk, if the glaze is too thick to drizzle off the end of a spoon. Add more milk if you want it a little thinner or another spoonful of powdered sugar to thicken it up until you have the texture you want.
  3. Drizzle over your pancakes before serving.

19 Responses to “Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal Pancakes and Vanilla Maple Glaze”

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    Kathryn — August 1, 2012 at 8:59 am

    This post has made me realise that I definitely need more pancakes in my life!

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    Amy B @ Second City Randomness — August 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I always add oatmeal to my pancakes. I love the addition of texture…

    It may be a pancake weekend. Again. :p

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    DessertForTwo — August 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

    You made me look up the word ‘chambray.’ Now I’m so exhausted that the only thing that can re-fuel me is pancakes. ;)

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      WAIT A MINUTE. you didn’t know what chambray was?! girl. maybe that means i need an intervention. i just bought another one this weekend! that makes 4 shirts, 1 dress, 1 tunic. LOVE them all.

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — August 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I think I’d want to eat that vanilla maple glaze by the spoonful! And awesome tip about soaking the oats in buttermilk overnight!! I may need to make these pancakes this Saturday :)

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      yeah. that glaze is dangerous.

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — August 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    These look fantastic! I love the idea of an oatmeal pancake…. need to try it!

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    amelia from z tasty life — August 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    that glaze seems to die for!

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    Maria — August 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I want a big stack!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — August 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Oh my heavens, these look delish!!!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — August 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Oh my, delicious! Love the idea of using walnut oil!

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    Shannon — August 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    can i have those for dinner tonight, please? you’ll make them for me… right?

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      um….if i lived close enough, i would :)

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I am totally making these for my parents when I see them this weekend!

    • admin replied: — August 1st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      yeah!! do it! :)

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    Leslie — August 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Meeeeee too. I could eat breakfast all day everyday!
    These look nice and hearty…yum

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    Sues — August 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Mmm I do not make pancakes nearly enough and when I do, I have to say they’re pretty boring. These look anything but boring. And gorgeous, too!

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